Before You Go: How to Have Fun and Raise Money For Kids

Today's the day, the magical day. We're throwing a party in Child's Play's honor and you're invited.

Just come on down to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver at 6 p.m., donate a bit to get in and party like a rock star up on stage or in the console arcade.

But before you come, here are some things you should know:

We'll be having a silent auction this time around, the items are listed here, if you want to bid make sure to bring a credit card or cash. Each of the items will have a sign-up sheet. To bid you'll just need to put down your name and number and the amount you want to bid. The top (still present) bidder will win.

You'll have to be present to win (the auction will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and able to pay on the spot.

We'll have both Rock Band and DJ Hero up on stage this year and a couple of folks from Harmonix will be joining us to ensure that we both rock and rock hard.

If you're more into console gaming, Colorado Cutthroat Connection will also have a whole area set up on the second floor for that. To make sure everyone has a good time there will be a few rules in place for the arcade. You can check them out here.

Door prizes will include neat LEGO creations, an Uncharted 2: Fortune Hunter's Edition, a Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 and things way way too numerous to mention.

If you're planning on coming, and you really should, here are the details:

Kotaku Child's Play Fundraiser
Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
When: Thursday, Nov. 19 6 p.m. to midnight
Who: 16 years and up. Need to be 21 and have ID to buy alcohol.
How Much: $10 donation
What: Rock Band, DJ Hero and tons of console games up on stage and in a console arcade.
Why: To raise money for Child's Play... and have fun doing it.

Special thanks to:
Adam Barenblat
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Colorado Cutthroat Connection
David Thomas
Death of the Arcade
NetDevil and studios too numerous to mention.
Team Kotaku and its many, many wonderful readers

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